The Western Cape water crisis has forced all of us to think carefully about how we use water. Not only as individuals, but also in the collective context of our work and studies. To this end, our indomitable Chemical Safety Officer Monique Muller (and the Science Faculty and Chemistry’s official Water Champion) has been getting us all to think carefully about saving - and not only to talk about doing it, but to implement it as well.
Congratulations to Ibiye Dagogo and Adrien Ndamyabera, who were recently elected to be the 2018 PG representatives on the Science PG Students' Council.
Monique Muller (Chemical Safety Officer for Chemistry & Chemical Engineering) presented Chemistry’s UCT accredited SHE Representative Laboratory Safety Short Course on 13 February.
The Chemistry Department is pleased to announce that Prof Kelly Chibale has attained an A-rating with the National Research Foundation.
For the full story, see the Science Faculty news page here.
The department mourns the loss of a colleague and friend, Dr Karl Wilkinson.
UCT Chemistry was well represented at the recent South African Chemical Institute Inorganic Conference & Carman Physical Chemistry Symposium.
Many thanks to Matthew Williams for organising the soccer game against MCB!
Although it was a 5-a-side, around 20 players proudly donned the red bibs to represent the department and take us to a well deserved victory!
The Chemistry Department is saddened by the news that Dr Shirley Churms passed away on 23 February 2016.
If you take even the slightest interest in chemistry news, you’ll probably already have heard about the official confirmation of the discovery of four new elements, which even achieved widespread coverage in mainstream news outlets. So what do we actually know about these new elements?
The Administrative staff was spoiled on Secretaries Day
The CSD staff were delighted to meet Francoise as she is a co-author on the 750 000th crystal structure to be added to the database.
Married Couple Ahmed Hammouda and Fatin Elmagbari are graduating with their PhD's in Chemistry in June. Not only have they achieved their PhD's together, but they also produced a baby during their studies.